Historic seaport of Williamstown. This comfortable, beautifully decorated, former blacksmith's cottage, a few minutes walk from stunning Melbourne city skyline views across Port Phillip Bay, has one bedroom with queen size bed, plus a comfortable double sofa bed in the living room. It sleeps four people. Parks and water views are at the end of the street.
Originally a blacksmith's cottage, built in 1915, the house has been extensively renovated. Ducted heating warms all rooms and air conditioning connects to the open plan living and dining area. The spacious, modern kitchen has a dishwasher, stainless steel appliances and white caesarstone benches, as well as everything you need to create delicious meals at home. Electric jug, toaster and coffee plunger are available.
The combined bathroom/laundry is very compact. It has a large shower and a front loading washing machine. Good quality linens and towels are available for your stay. There's a small side outdoor deck for morning coffees, where smoking is permitted, as well as a pretty rear, north-facing courtyard with all day sunshine.
The front of the house has off-street parking. Unrestricted parking is also available on the street. Unlimited wifi internet is included. The house is not set up for children. Contact me first if you would like to discuss a family booking.
The entire house is available for guest use, except for some wardrobe space and cupboards, storing my things. One bedroom is locked for my personal use. Separate wardrobe and cupboard spaces are available for guests.
Coffee, tea and milk are available for your first morning's breakfast. Hairdryer and iron are also available. There's a washing machine in the bathroom and a drying rack is kept on the outside deck. Smoking is permitted outside the house only.
Check-in is possible at any time with an external keysafe.
I'll be overseas during your stay, but you'll have contact numbers in Melbourne to help if necessary. I'll answer emails within a day and I'll be available for phone calls.
Williamstown, the original sea port of Melbourne, is twenty minutes by train to Melbourne city centre. This is a friendly neighbourhood, within sight of the city centre, but with a relaxed, rural feel. The house is a fifteen minute walk from Williamstown shops and a few minutes walk from the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail, where you can enjoy black swans, wildlife, stunning city skyline views and sea breezes. Catch a ferry to cruise from historic Gem Pier, on the waterfront, passing under the Westgate Bridge, to Southbank in the city. A range of fitness options are available, with gyms, sailing club, cycling trails and beaches in the immediate neighbourhood. Many lovely walks are easily accessible to experience Williamstown's historic past, to enjoy nature, or just to chat with friendly locals.
The bus stop is two minutes from the house. Newport train station is fifteen minutes walk, or a five minute bus ride away. Shops, supermarket, cafes and restaurants are a fifteen minute walk from the house. Melbourne CBD is only fifteen minutes by car or twenty minutes by train. You have the best of both worlds in Williamstown: fast city access and a charming village feel.